Student Success

Amanda Mordt: Working Hard, With a Little Help from One of GSU’s Friends

Amanda Mordt doesn’t have a family of her own yet, but she’s already getting some experience juggling work, school and raising kids — she’s working her way through college as a nanny for three young children, 8-year-old twin boys and a 5-year-old girl.

“They’re really funny. Sometimes I think they’re smarter than I am,” she… more »

Forensics on the Fast Track: Young Alumnus Henry Swofford

College is, for most people, a place to lay the groundwork for their eventual careers. Not Henry Swofford — his career in forensic science began all the way back in high school.

As early as his sophomore year, Swofford was contacting police chiefs across Georgia hoping to get some exposure to the real world of… more »

As Johnny Truong’s Georgia State Journey Ends, Another Begins

Every great student needs a great mentor. Johnny Truong says he was fortunate to have one relatively early on. “I had a really great high school chemistry teacher who thought I could do a lot more than what I was doing, so she sent me off to a summer program for chemistry students,” he says.… more »

Aiesha Grant: ‘Any Amount Makes a Difference’

It’s shaping up to be a busy year for Aiesha Grant. Right now, she’s juggling her studies at Georgia State with an externship in the neonatal intensive care unit at Piedmont Hospital. She’ll graduate next month with a degree in respiratory therapy, and by the fall she’ll have added a new baby to her household.

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Better With Age: Jerri Mann

This article is part of Generation Georgia State, a series that highlights the academic, personal and career accomplishments of Georgia State students, alumni, faculty and staff who are the first in their families to attend college.

At 50, Jerri Mann is the oldest student in the classroom. She has children the same age as her… more »